Can Children Be Hypnotized?
As a practicing hypnotist, I’m often asked by parents “Can children be hypnotized?” The answer is YES, absolutely, children can be hypnotized. In my experience I believe they should be should be at least age 6 or older. By this age most children are mature enough to be able to focus and listen attentively. Children are often able to attain some of the most amazing successes with hypnosis because they have not had the accumulation of years of the negative behavioral influences and conditioning that adults are often exposed to. Children are much more of a clean slate. Children also tend to have great imaginations and are typically very receptive, they can be wonderful students of hypnosis, provided they feel comfortable with the hypnotist.